Of course I did some shopping too!
I got lots of amazing publications.
From the top: the new Stitch magazine from Quilting Arts. It's "a special issue devoted to the creative possibilities of sewing wearables, home décor, accessories, and gifts." It's full of great ideas and I love that flippy, foldy, buttony skirt on the cover.
I was thrilled (I mean seriously giddy!) to win Mixed Mania and Mixed Media Self-Portraits in the Surviving the Runway event. They are both amazing. Tons of creative ideas, fantastic artists and very very witty. Both of these publications are from Interweave and have great style. I think there are very exciting things coming from these folks!
I also picked up a copy of Where Women Create a new publication from Stampington. This is not only a magazine, but the beginnings of a whole concept for putting creative women together and helping them succeed. How wonderful! See the little match box in the middle of the photo? That was a little "gift with purchase" from Jo Packam and her team at WWC. It's wrapped with a pretty ribbon and filled with glitter and goodies.
The woven fabric on the bottom is just stunning. I should have taken a full shot. It's amazing woven vintage textile from Japan from Carol Lane Saber. I'm not sure what I'll do with it, but I was just enthralled by it -- it's contemporary yet traditional.
And lastly, wool! There is my little green and purple (of course) ornament I made in Judy's class. I fell in love the process and the results, so I bought some roving so I could make my own balls. I bought purple, orange and a red. (I already rolled and felted most of the red -- more on that later.) I love to make tons and tons of these ornaments. I'm not sure how long my energy and enthusiasm will last. We'll see.
I also brought home tons of inspiration. You can't see that in the picture.